January 2022 Newsletter: OLP Athletics

Cheer
The Cheer team are CIF Champions! Cheer took on La Costa Canyon. Santana & Grossmont in a head-to-head battle for DIV 3 Cheer supremacy. With a flawlessly executed routine, our Pilots brought home the Back to Back Championship to the Academy's halls.

Saturday, January 8 they take on the Palms & Pyramids Championship in Riverside. The State Championship is Saturday, January 29 at Ontario Convention Center. They are looking forward to these huge events and hope to bring home more hardware to their classmates. Go Pilots!!!

Dance
The OLP Dance Team will kick off their competition season on Saturday, January 22 at West Coast Elite Dance San Diego at Torrey Pines High School! Both JV & Varsity teams will compete in numerous group and solo routines against high schools from all over Southern California. Coming in as defending Regional Champions, they are excited to debut their new routines for the season. This will be the first of seven competitions this season. The team's two local competitions are Saturday, January 22 at Torrey Pines High School and Saturday, February 26 at La Costa Canyon High School. The team would love to have the Pilot community there to support! Go Pilots!

Archery
The OLP Archery Team is happy to announce the 2022 roster of Sofia Velarde '22 (captain), Emily Walker '22, Malia Lewton '23, Florence Chang '24, Kate Walker '24, Korina Apostol '24, Alexandra Wolan '24, Alyssa Karaniwan '23, Mercedes Payne '24, Josephine Fox '24, Theresa Aguilar '24, Felicity Shallan '24, Ellie Baribault '23, Ardy Burnette '23, Mia Davis '23, Kaylee Johnson '24, Kyla Lay '24, Emilie Lindsey '24, Emily Yeatts '24, and Virginia Kerr '24! In the coming new year, Pilots Archery is looking forward to competing with various high schools from around the county and hopefully taking home big titles as the only all-girls team in the league. Shoot on Pilots!

Varsity Basketball
The Varsity Pilot Hoopers head into the Christmas break with an overall record of 4-4. The Pilots have played a very challenging schedule with games against some of the top teams in the county. Pilots Izzy Barba '22, Kyra Martin-Spencer '22, and Chloe Valdivia '24 have led the Pilots on the defensive end. Maddie Kovar '23, Jillian Nowicki '24, and Maddie Moeller '25 have led the Pilots on offense. Gabby Baldeaux '22, Vane Palacios '22, Lucia Bravence '23, Makayla Hanna '23, Alex Riggs '24, and Hannah Abbouna '25 have played an important role in the Pilots great start as well.

JV Basketball
The JV team competed in the North/South Tournament the first two weeks of December going 2-2 for the tournament. Including the last two tournament games, the team is riding a 4 game winning streak heading into Christmas! After Christmas, the team will be playing in the Gold Crown Holiday Tip-off Tournament with games held throughout the South County area high schools. All these games are in preparation of starting league play in early January when we resume classes.

Varsity Soccer
The Varsity Soccer team has started off the season with two wins and three losses playing against some tough competition. Sarah Melcher '22 leads the team with two goals and Anna Evenson '22 and Haley Phillips '22 lead the team with two assists each. Goalkeepers Ellie Sipper '25 and Ryan Kovar '25 posted shutouts in both wins. The Christmas break started off with an Alumnae game which was a great opportunity to reconnect with teammates, reminisce, and play a fun friendly game. The Pilots will be playing in the Varsity National Showcase from Thursday, December 30 - Saturday, January 1 against teams from Arizona, Central California, and Southern California. League play begins on Monday, January 11 and they hope you can come out and support! GO PILOTS!

JV Soccer
The JV soccer team is off to a great start this season! Early games have shown great skill and development among all players and we have really come together as a team. We look forward to January when our season really kicks off with an early match against Grossmont on Tuesday, January 4, participation in the South Bay Soccer Classic on Saturday, January 8 and Saturday, January 15, and league play beginning on Tuesday, January 11 against Coronado. Let’s go Pilots!

Surf
Congratulations Surf Team on the win against Grauer on Saturday, December 11 - that makes the team 2-1 in surf competitions this season. The team has also announced team captains for the season, which will be the five dedicated seniors on the surf team - Regina Aragon, Naomi Demas, Petra Estrada, Paola Lopez de Cardenas, and Stella Occhialini. Their next competition is Saturday, January 22 at Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad!

Water Polo
Your OLP Varsity Water Polo team is off to its most successful season yet! With a 15 - 6 win in their first game of the year, our girls put on a dominating performance with five different goal scorers, amazing play from first-time starting goalie, Naomi Demas '22, suffocating defensive play, and every player on our team getting to play in a Varsity game - but, what made us most proud was how the opposing coaches and players commented on our team's sportsmanship, kindness, and overall enthusiasm and vibe. We for sure made a statement and put the three letters of "O-L-P" on the lips of San Diego Girls Water Polo.

It was so fun to see the kids' hard work really starting to pay off. We are going to continue to glorify God through all that we do and keep moving in this positive direction. We have a grueling couple months of league play and more coming up this month - come out and support our gals if you get a chance! You can find our schedule and keep up with the team on Instagram or follow us on maxpreps.com!

Get used to hearing about this team, friends. Big things to come. God is so good, and so are y'all! PVO.